GREENSBORO, NC - Hampden-Sydney lacrosse trailed two in the first quarter but used thirteen straight goals to beat Guilford College 15-3 on Saturday afternoon.
Chase Clausen and Greg Nash scored the first two goals of the contest to put the Quakers up 2-0 with 7:07 left in the quarter. Carter Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA / Cape Henry) then found Micah Keller (Richmond, VA / Christchurch) for a goal to make it 2-1 at the end of the first quarter. The assist tied the Hampden-Sydney career record for assists.
Just over two minutes into the second quarter, the Mavromatis to Keller connection repeated to tie the game and give Mavromatis the school record for career assists at 91. The previous record of 90 set by Tommy Whiteley had held firm since 1989. The Tiger offense continued to roll and took the lead at 11:18 off a Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte, NC / Charlotte Latin) score and Mavromatis finished off a Keller assist at 8:11 in the second for the winning score. The Tigers would go on to score seven goals in the second quarter and five in the third.
Carter Mavromatis had one goal and five assists while Keller posted three goals, one assist, and four ground balls. Ryan Martin (Midlothian, VA / Cosby) and Nate Cundy (Midlothian, VA / James River) each found the back of the net twice. Nine other players scored, including first career goals for James Hughes (Raleigh, NC / Middle Creek), Evan Boden (Washington, DC / St. Stephens & St. Agnes), and Sam Rapoport (Suffolk, VA / Nansemond-Suffolk).
Brad Mostowy (Atlanta, GA / Alpharetta) won 8-of-12 face-offs with six ground balls while Dontae Buck (Baltimore, MD / Baltimore City College) won four of his six face-off attempts. Ned Bowden (Crozier, VA / Collegiate) led all defenseman with five ground balls, and Austin Black (Dallas, TX / Plano) scooped four ground balls. The defense had one of its most dominating performances to date with the three goals allowed while shutting down the clearing for Guilford as the Quakers converted on just 12 of 23 attempts and holding Guilford to only 12 shots on goal.
Clausen led Guilford with two goals and an assist, Nash scored once, and CHris Ashcraft had one assist. Nick Huckins had a team-high five ground balls while Thomas Deane had nine saves.
H-SC held advantages in shots (37-21), ground balls (33-24), clears (15/20 compared to 12/23), turnovers committed (23-25), and face-offs (13-21).
H-SC will host Virginia Wesleyan College on Wednesday at 4 p.m.